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Irwell Valley Homes Goes Back to Its Roots in SoapWorks Move

Irwell Valley Homes, the affordable homes and services provider, has consolidated three of its offices in Old Trafford, Bolton and Worsley to take a 10,867 sq ft office suite at the iconic Soapworks in Salford having agreed a long term 15 year lease.

This is the second new prominent occupier for popular Soapworks scheme in less than two months and follows the recent letting to tech giant, CGI. Soapworks is also home to Stantec, The Home Office, INNOV8 and Talk Talk, who recently announced that it was relocating a number of its staff from it London headquarters to Soapworks.

The move comes as the association, which provide homes and services to over 16,000 customers across Greater Manchester, is building over 1000 affordable homes across the region, as well as making significant improvements to its customer service offer, IT systems and operational processes.

Sasha Deepwell, Chief Executive Officer for Irwell Valley Homes, said: “We are always looking for ways to improve how we work, provide better services to customers and achieve value for money. Consolidating our three current offices and moving back to our roots in Salford, where Irwell Valley Homes started life, will help us to achieve this.

“Soapworks offers a flexible working space, with fantastic transport links and great facilities. The central, cost-effective accommodation will help us to create the conditions which will enable colleagues to do their best thinking and enjoy work, as well as help us to attract and recruit talented people in the future.

“In addition to our new office, we have developed community hubs across Greater Manchester. They provide great places for colleagues to work in the heart of the communities we serve. Providing customers with better access to our services and support.”

Mark Baldwin, Associate Director at GVA and acting on behalf of Soapworks landlord, GMPF, added: “Soapworks has continued to evolve to become an exciting and interactive business destination with a dedicated on site management team that has worked incredibly hard to create collaborative and pioneering work space, with outstanding amenities for all the staff who work there. Together with the scheme’s strategic location close to Manchester City Centre, Media City, motorways and various transport links, we are attracting a number of serious enquiries from prospective occupiers who are keen to be part of the Soapworks lifestyle.”

The Tenant Advisory Group represented Irwell Valley. Jones Lang LaSalle is the joint letting agent.

For further information, please contact:

Anna de la Perrelle -delaPR Limited anna@26letterspr.co.uk / 07876 528 773
Mark Baldwin - GVA mark.baldwin@gva.co.uk / 07469 375 712
Martyn Markland - The Tenant Advisory Group mm@tenantag.co.uk / 07905 762 184

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